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    Posted: 11 Jun 2021 at 4:26pm

Charles "Chuck" Howard Wright Jr.  (OCTOBER 21, 1928 – MAY 31, 2021)

Died at home of congestive heart failure on Memorial Day, 2021 He was born on October 21, 1928, in Water Valley, MS. Chuck graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, and was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1953. He retired as a Commander in 1977.

During his active duty career spanning 24 years, Commander Wright served on five diesel-electric submarines, including a tour as Commanding Officer of the USS Charr. He also served in shore assignments at the University of North Carolina, the Naval Undersea Center, and a final tour as a Navy instructor for U.S. Army officers at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Following retirement from the Navy, Chuck pursued a Masters of Public Administration at National University. After receiving his degree, he worked for a few years in personnel management. He then retired to a life of racquetball, volunteering, and attending Padres games. He was also a good friend to neighborhood kids and attended many of their sporting events.

He was an active member of the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church. He was a volunteer driver for the Peninsula Shepherd Center and particularly proud to be a longtime blood donor.

Commander Wright is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy, the former Kathleen Youel, whom he married in 1977. He is also survived by his children Christopher Wright, Suzanna Flock (Robert), Timothy Wright (Laura), their mother Patricia Person Hawkins, and by granddaughters Shailen Flock, Jonell Flock, and Sarah Wright. He is preceded in death by his parents and his son Jonathan.

A celebration of life service is pending. Private inurnment will be held at Miramar National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund or the charity of your choice.

Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary
3655 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

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